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#1 junga

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:08 AM

Sometimes when I am typing a web address or searching on google/bing, I get redirected and a different website appears. When surfing, the bottom left caption of my web browser would look up many different weird sites between each transition of sites. Obviously this is a spyware.

Bleepingcomputer, what can I do to remove it? I have read the 'preparation of anti-spyware removal' tutorial and did things like enabled windows firewall, downloaded hijackthis, etc. Another forum suggested Windows Defender (formally known as Microsoft anti-spyware program) to remove viruses. A different forum said the opposite; saying that Windows Defender just allows microsoft to be 'big brother' of your computer.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 04:28 PM

after the thread move, I haven't received assistance for 5 days. I would still like to get help for this problem

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 01:35 AM

it has been a week and still no help?

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 04:03 PM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1
Download Link 2
MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.
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Posted 19 September 2010 - 02:24 PM

Thank you for the reply. I acknowledge that this side is extremely busy and that it takes time for someone to respond. Right now I am following the steps and have come across a problem.

I have sucessfully downloaded and installed Malwarebytes. Now, when i try updating it, I get an error: MBAM_ERROR_UPDATING(12007,0,WinHttpSendRequest). The last update was on 4/29/10. Shall I continue without updating?

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 04:20 PM

You can update MBAM manually, see here:

http://malwarebytes.gt500.org/
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 10:28 PM

The update link in that site is broken: http://data.mbamupdates.com/tools/mbam-rules.exe

(the link in your post above however, is okay which is just the main MBAM site)

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 10:34 PM

Try downloading and using the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner in Safe Mode. Save the randomly named file (i.e. SAS_1710895.COM) to a usb drive or CD and transfer to the infected computer if you need to. Then double-click on it to launch and scan. The file is randomly named to help keep malware from blocking the scanner.

How to start Windows in Safe Mode
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:47 PM

I have scanned and removed all threats detected with the virus scanner.

Thank you for your help

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:56 PM

Can you now get MBAM to update?
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 01:11 AM

no unfortunately i still have a 'page cannot display' error when trying to download the latest update for mbam.
http://data.mbamupdates.com/tools/mbam-rules.exe cannot open in my computer for some reason and updating from the mbam program displays a MBAM_ERROR_UPDATING(12007,0,WinHttpSendRequest). :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 02:46 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4814

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

10/13/2010 12:44:54 PM
mbam-log-2010-10-13 (12-44-54).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 148992
Time elapsed: 11 minute(s), 43 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel\Homepage (Hijack.Homepage) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 02:53 PM

^ I was able to sucessfully update MBAM finally. Here is my log up top. I just had 1 infection at the moment. Since the 1st post I was using all the free available anti-virus programs to scan and got rid of a few viruses.

My problem still exists. I sometimes get redirects of sites going to wordslife.com or my web browser in the bottom part of the window says "connecting to google-analytics.com" and no page would show up.

I did some research and apparently is a code that webmasters put to allow google to keep record of internet traffic at sites. I've checked other desktops and laptops and everyone else I know does not have this issue. What can I do to avoid these redirects and this google-analytics

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Posted 13 October 2010 - 04:13 PM

I'm very sorry that I overlooked your topic. Try this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-remo...sing-tdsskiller
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